Notable Philadelphia: 8/7–8/13


Friday 8/10: The Fuze Philly Poetry Slam presents a Philly vs. Jersey City slam. Come watch the Fuze team battle in preparation for the National Poetry Slam. 8:30 p.m. at 4522 Baltimore Ave.

Saturday 8/11: We (Too) Are Philly presents “Whose Parks? Our Parks!,” the closing reading of their summer festival. Readers will include Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Ana Portnoy, Raquel Salas Rivera, Kirwyn Sutherland, Ashley Davis, Raena Shirali, and featured poet Yolanda Wisher. 7 p.m. at Norris Square.

Monday 8/13: Poems Night returns for its twenty-eighth monthly installment at Little Berlin gallery in Kensington. Featured readers to be announced, open mic to follow. Bring some words to read! 7 p.m. at Little Berlin.

Painted Bride Quarterly will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Amber Renee, John Wall Barger, Jonathan Todd, and Cris Iacoponi. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Taunts to the Klan” by Kirwyn Sutherland (Voicemail Poems, 2018). Enjoy!


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Amy Saul-Zerby is the author of two poetry collections, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press, 2017) and Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Chicago Review of Books, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Voicemail Poems and Literary Philly. Find her on Twitter at @amyszzz. More from this author →